View from Camp Smith Trail

About the Greenway

Agency Mission

The Greenway Mission

To continue and advance the state’s commitment to the preservation, enhancement and development of the world-renowned scenic, natural, historic, cultural and recreational resources of the Hudson River Valley while continuing to emphasize economic development activities and remaining consistent with the tradition of municipal home rule.

Overview: Hudson River Valley Greenway Act of 1991

The Hudson River Valley Greenway Act of 1991 (the "Greenway Act") created a process for voluntary regional cooperation among 264 communities within 13 counties that border the Hudson River. A map of the Greenway area and communities can be found here. The Hudson River Valley Greenway (the "Greenway"), as established in the Greenway Act, is an innovative state sponsored program created to facilitate the development of a regional strategy for preserving scenic, natural, historic, cultural and recreational resources while encouraging compatible economic development and maintaining the tradition of home rule for land use decision-making. The Greenway Act created two organizations, within the executive department, to facilitate the Greenway process: the Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council  and the Greenway Conservancy for the Hudson River Valley, Inc. Both organizations are managed by Boards of Directors. For a list of current board members, visit our Boards & Staff page.

For more information about the Greenway visit our Overview & Mission page.

Contact us: 518-473-3835 (Main Line), [email protected]

Key Programs

The Greenway’s goal of establishing an interconnected trail route between Manhattan and Washington County is complete!

Executive Director
Andy Kitzmann

Andy Kitzmann was named Executive Director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway and the Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area on April 19, 2024.

Andy Kitzmann has built a long career in Upstate New York supporting community development projects centered on waterways, historic preservation, the arts, and informal education programs. As executive director, Kitzmann brings a wealth of prior experience working in close alignment with the National Park Service's Heritage Partnership Program, as an adjunct faculty member of Syracuse University's Graduate Program in Museum Studies, and in advancing preservation and adaptive reuse initiatives for historic properties.

Andy Kitzmann